COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Timeline

COVID-19 Vaccine Status

Moving off Jan. 18: We finished sending first dose invitations for people who registered on Jan. 18, and we are now on to Jan. 19. The data dashboard has been updated.

J&J approved: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized in U.S. and is extremely effective at preventing hospitalization and death. This is good news because it means more supply and more options to help protect our community. Residents are encouraged to get whatever vaccine is available to them first. 

COVID-19 vaccines are free: It’s as simple as that. But if you want the details, read this

Transportation Options: Fairfax has new transportation options for older adults, people on limited incomes, people with disabilities to get COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

About COVID-19 Vaccine in the Fairfax Health District

What is Happening?

Per the Virginia Department of Health, the following individuals are eligible for vaccination:

Phase 1a:

  • Health care personnel. This includes primary caregivers of persons with chronic medical conditions or intellectual or developmental disabilities requiring a high level of daily care, and the following human services employees that provide in-person services to clients or the public: social workers, case managers or case workers, crisis counselors, foster care managers, adult protective services personnel, child protective services personnel, domestic violence counselors, human trafficking prevention and recover personnel, behavioral specialists, and substance abuse-related counselors.
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Health care personnel and long-term care facility residents and staff who live or work in Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, or the towns of Herndon, Vienna, or Clifton are eligible.

Phase 1b

As of January 18, 2020, the following 1b groups are eligible for vaccination in the Fairfax Health District:

  1. Adults 65+ who live in Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, or the towns of Herndon, Vienna or Clifton
  2. People ages 16-64 with a high-risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who live in Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, or the towns of Herndon, Vienna or Clifton
  3. People living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps
  4. The following Frontline Essential Worker Priority Groups who live or work in Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax or Falls Church, or the towns of Herndon, Vienna or Clifton
    • Police, fire and hazmat (Frontline Essential Worker Group Priority #1)
    • Corrections and homeless shelter workers (Frontline Essential Worker Group Priority #2)
    • Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff (Frontline Essential Worker Group Priority #3), including staff serving public and private schools; licensed center-based childcare staff and licensed home-based childcare staff

Please note:

  • Frontline Essential Workers are eligible for vaccination in the following priority order put forth by the Virginia Department of Health:

    1. Police, Fire, and Hazmat
    2. Corrections and homeless shelter workers
    3. Childcare/K-12 Teachers/Staff
    4. Food and Agriculture (including Veterinarians)
    5. Manufacturing
    6. Grocery store workers
    7. Public transit workers
    8. Mail carriers (USPS and private)
    9. Officials needed to maintain continuity of government 
    10. Clergy/Faith leaders
    11. Janitorial/Cleaning staff
  • Dates for the other Phase 1b frontline essential workers categories will be announced in the future. 
  • Due to limited supplies of vaccine, it may take months to get through Phase 1b. The ability to schedule appointments will depend on the supply of vaccine available. The vaccine supply in the U.S. is still very limited and is expected to increase gradually over the next months. We ask for your patience during this process.  

How do I get vaccinated if I am eligible?


When will you know when other groups can be vaccinated?

It will take several weeks to months to vaccinate Virginians who fall into Phase 1b. The ability to schedule appointments will depend on vaccine availability. Vaccine supply in the United States is still very limited. The amount of vaccine available in the United States will depend on the capabilities of the manufacturers to produce the vaccine safely and is expected to increase later gradually over the next months. The Virginia Department of Health is continually monitoring vaccination and matching allocations of doses and will move to other priority groups as appropriate. No information about dates of vaccine availability for groups beyond 1a and 1b is available at this time.   

More information about Phase 1b

More information about Phase 1c

Vaccination Registration

Vaccine Rollout The Health Department is offering vaccination registration to Fairfax Health District residents ages 65+ and people ages 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, as well as to health care personnel and childcare workers (center-based or licensed/permitted home-based), and K-12 teachers or staff members who live or work in the Fairfax Health District. 

Verify Your Registration

Find your registration record, what day you registered and to see what date the Health Department is currently scheduling appointments for.

Cancel Your Registration

Use this online tool to cancel your registration if you would like to be removed from our COVID-19 vaccine registration list and don’t already have an appointment scheduled.

Vaccine and Registration Data

NEW! The Vaccine and Registration Data Dashboard provides key vaccine-related data for the Fairfax Health District. Data includes:

  • Current registration date being scheduled
  • Registration and waitlist data
  • Doses received and administered by the Health Department

Alert: Our Call Center is Experiencing High Volume

Please register for an appointment online. Our call center is experiencing high volume and is an option for those who need assistance with registration, who must register in another language, or who do not have proper internet access or technology for online registration. The only two ways to register for an appointment are online or over the phone. You will be contacted after you register to schedule an appointment when one is available. Learn more about the appointment process.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have created a list of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

FAQ for Health Care Providers in the Fairfax Health District

Health Care Providers, please see our dedicated FAQ for answers to your questions.



V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that checks in on you after your COVID-19 vaccination. Your participation helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe — for you and for everyone. If you got vaccinated in the last 6 weeks, you can participate in v-safe. 

Fairfax Virtual Assistant